Extracted from the multi-award winning Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary, this board book focuses on Ngā Manu Māori (native birds).
The Dictionary’s successes to date include:
• Winner – 2021 Storylines Notable Book Award – Te Reo Māori
• Winner – 2021 Storylines Notable Book Award – Non-fiction
• Winner – Publishers Association NZ (PANZ) Book Design Awards 2021
• Finalist – 2020 Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction – New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
Meet the Kiwi creators
Find out more about Waikato author and illustrator Kat Quin on her author page who first started working with Pānia Papa when she was 18.
Pānia Papa is an acclaimed Māori language consultant and advocate who has spent the past three decades devoted to the teaching and learning of te reo Māori. After ten years of teaching te reo at Waikato University, Pānia began to create Māori language resources and learning programmes through Takatū Associates Ltd. Māori TV viewers can watch Pānia, on AKO and Ōpaki. Recently, Pānia and fellow trustees launched Kotahi Rau Pukapuka, a charitable project aiming to release 100 books in te reo over the next decade. Pānia translated all of the te reo Māori in this pukapuka (book), as well as advising and editing.
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